The Principle of Maximums
Living With Enough to Give Away More
Most Christians in the United States live their financial lives similar to non-Christians. When their income increases, their standard of living increases and Christians have no more money to give than they had before the increase in income. The book explains how setting financial maximums on our lifestyle can be used as a method of generating additional free cash available to use to donate to church, missions, and/or help our families and the poor. Living utilizing maximums is setting limits on how we will live our financial lives so we are increasingly more generous as our income increases. Other authors have mentioned this concept, setting limits, but most do not outline how such a lifestyle is possible and what maximums could mean to generosity. This book does this. It explains how maximums can be implemented and how this could affect giving over a lifetime. While this book is relevant to all Christians, it has special significance to college students and younger Christians who are developing their theological understanding of money and deciding how they will spend God's money during their life.
Roger Stichter (M.B.A., D.B.A., C.P.A.) is approaching 22 years as a professor of accounting at Grace College and Seminary in Winona Lake, Ind. In 2013 he was awarded the Indiana Outstanding Educator Award by the Indiana CPA Society and awarded the Alva J. McClain Excellence in Teaching award from Grace College in 2018. Stichter also worked as a CPA in public accounting, was the corporate controller for Miller's Merry Manor, and the CFO for White's Residential & Family Services. As an educator, he said he has “the special privilege of impacting young people for Christ and potentially affecting the future generations my students will parent.” He and his wife of 35 years, Jane, have seven children together and live in Winona Lake, Indiana.